FanCast watch TV Shows online

Martin Brinkmann
Jan 9, 2008
Updated • Oct 3, 2011
Music and Video

Fancast is a service by the cable provider Comcast who streams dozens of popular tv shows from Battlestar Galactica to The Office and The Unit free on their website. The service is available to viewers with a US IP only which means that everyone else will not be able to view the tv shows unless they hide their IP with a service like Hotspot Shield.

The amount of tv-shows offered at FanCast is incredible, seems to be more than 100 shows that can be selected. A quick test revealed 11 full episodes of 24, 2 Numb3rs episodes, 7 30-days episodes. The usual amount seems to be between 2-10 for most shows.

Most episodes show advertisements before playing the shows but that is fine I guess, it has to be financed somehow. Resolution is 384 x 288 and the quality of the video is good enough and far superior to those of Youtube. You do get recommendations on the right side of the video and a short description of the video that you are currently viewing.

Update: Fancast has been retired. It is no longer available and will never be available again. Users from the United States can use other - legal - services such as Hulu to watch tv shows online. Users from outside the United States, ex pats for instance, can only watch the shows online when using a virtual private network or another means of using an American IP address.


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  1. abode said on August 30, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Slow browsing

  2. Meenu grover said on December 18, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks for the Great list,I love watching cable & satellite TV online by internet. provides a free selection of the best quality live online television broadcasted streams over the net for internet users.

  3. Jeff said on January 11, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    You can watch all the hulu tv shows on this facebook app:

    And chat with your friends while watching.

  4. Wayfarer said on January 9, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Fancast won’t allow non-US residents to watch their American TV? Dear me, how sad, never mind!

    I’ve got news for you Fancast – I’m already continually switching off the constant Americana on normal UK TV, so I’m hardly likely to be seeking it out elsewhere. And many of my American friends are far more interested in picking up UK and European programs on the net than the rubbish they’re already switching off at home.

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